Month: October 2017

A Foggintor Visit

A Foggintor Visit

In my continuing exploring of Dartmoor I have recently found out that very close to where we visited in August was a quarry with a small lake or pond in the middle.

So, as it was half term and time to get a bit of fresh air, we headed in search of the quarry and other interesting things.

Dartmoor just doesn’t disappoint. Firstly you have the views…


You just can’t not take photos when given this as a view.

Secondly you have the interesting features and Foggintor definitely has them. Following the path, actually it’s old railway track, the regular flat stones with 4 holes are bit of a give away, but more path these days, you head towards an old settlement area. Then this disused ruin of a building from the time when the quarry was in use.

Opposite the building is an opening, through what was a big part of Foggin Tor mound, you see hight cliff edges. Stepping of the big chunks of granite strewn around the ground you pass through the opening into the quarry.

Although not a massive quarry, it was one three great quarries on Dartmoor and is big enough is still to impress. I know I was! During the 1840’s it supplied the granite that was used to build famous London landmarks, like Nelsons Column and London Bridge. Locally it was used in the construction of Dartmoor Prison.

It’s view on a day like today, was definitely worthy of a panorama photo.

I found it a bit tricky to get to the quarry floor beside the lake, so we gave that a miss. There are just views everywhere and so we explored the surrounding area for about another hour before heading back to the car.

Sadly we couldn’t stay till sunset, but I was still stopping and taking photos on the walk back, capturing this one with the sun starting to warm up the view.

This is a nice straight forward walk to this quarry with lots of photo opportunities on route.

I’ve taken more Panoramas and Vertoramas that can be viewed in their relevant galleries.

Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic?

Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic?

So, this week Adobe have released the latest version of Lightroom. However it is not that straight forward.

If, like me you are a Lightroom user and have been using it for many years, you will either be using a stand alone version, like Lightroom 5 or 6, or you will have gone down the Creative Cloud route and be using Lightroom CC 2015.

Now, Adobe have released an update, but they have released 2 versions. Both are creative cloud versions. One is called Lightroom Classic and one is called Lightroom CC. Lightroom CC is the NEW version and Classic is the existing version. Well it is a classic after all!

Are you confused yet?

What Adobe have done is stopped Lightroom 6, the non subscription version and given us some great performance updates in its latest version. The update has also been renamed, now called Lightroom Classic. This is what we know and love and have used for many years as Lightroom Vx or Lightroom CC, but it is now Lightroom Classic, for local storing and editing of photos.

The NEW baby, Lightroom CC (version 1) is a new Lightroom with cloud storage and editing. So for people who like to edit and update their photos on the go from any device.

If you are running Lightroom 2015 CC, you will notice in your apps updates list it now says Lightroom CC Classic, you have to make a physical selection to install IF you wanted to try the new version.

For full details on functions of the new version and how it works, please take a look at Adobe’s website for more details.

I hope this information helps and please read Adobe’s site before making any decisions on updates or changes.